President Obama Taps Colette Honorable To Join FERC

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President Barack Obama has announced his intention to nominate Colette Honorable as a commissioner of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Honorable currently is commissioner and chair of the Arkansas Public Service Commission, positions she has held since 2007 and 2011, respectively. She also serves as chairman of the board and president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).

NARUC Executive Director Charles D. Gray congratulates Honorable.

"President Honorable has gone above and beyond in her service since joining the association in 2007," says Gray. "If confirmed, we will miss her enthusiasm, dedication and leadership she has brought from day one. At the same time, we are grateful that President Obama nominated another state commissioner who understands how energy and utility issues impact retail consumers."

Honorable's nomination to the FERC board is subject to Senate approval. If confirmed, she would replace John Norris, who, according to The Hill, resigned to take a position with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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